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The Sports Bank:
Everyone has Powerball fever these days, including fans of baseball’s worst franchise. Kansas City Royals fans and lottery players have losing in common.
But that all changed this week as one of the winners of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot on Wednesday apparently used his favorite baseball team to pick the correct numbers.
Mark Hill of Dearborn, Mo., selected numbers of classic Kansas City Royals players on his winning ticket in the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, KTVI in St. Louis reported.
Hill changed his life with the numbers of 1980s Royals: 5 (George Brett), 6 (Willie Wilson), 16 (Bo Jackson), 22 (Dennis Leonard), 23 (Mark Gubizca) and 29 (Dan Quisenberry)
The two winners could opt to take a lump-sum payment of about $192 million.
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The numbers on a Missouri man's winning Powerball ticket turned out to be the jersey numbers of several Kansas City Royals greats.
The Kansas City Royals are “calling everyone” in an effort
to trade right-hander Luke Hochevar and left-hander Bruce Chen, reports Jeff
Passan of Yahoo! Sports.
Sources: Royals "calling everyone" to trade Luke Hochevar and Bruce Chen. KC accelerating timetable to acquire starter, wants to free up $.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 29, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year Major League contract with second baseman Chris Getz for the 2013 season, avoiding arbitration. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The signing of Getz leaves right-handed pitcher Luke Hochevar as the clubs only unsigned arbitration-eligible...
The Royals and second baseman Chris Getz avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing a $1.05 million, one-year contract that includes up to $150,000 in performance bonuses.
Getz, who made $967,500 last season, batted .275 with 17 RBIs in nine stolen bases in 64 games last season. He spent three stretches on the disabled list, including for a fractured left thumb that ended his season...
Right-hander Felipe Paulino and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $1.75 million contract that avoided salary arbitration, a cut of $150,000.
The deal announced Thursday contract $250,000 in performance bonuses.
Paulino opened the season on the disabled list because of a strained forearm, then went 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA in seven starts before tearing a ligament in his right...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Right-hander Felipe Paulino and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a 1.75 million contract that avoided salary arbitration, a cut of 150,000.
The deal announced Thursday contract 250,000 in performance bonuses.
Paulino opened the season on the disabled list because of a strained forearm, then went 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA in seven starts before tearing a ligament...
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The Royals need another front of the rotation starter, even after acquiring Ervin Santana and Jeremy Guthrie. With a $70MM “soft” salary cap (which many argue is too low), the Royals say they’re willing to trade top outfield prospect Wil Myers for starting pitching. Names such as Tampa Bay’s James Shields and Boston’s Jon Lester have come up, but so far they’re nothing...
The Kansas City Royals have a bevy of talented young players and are apparently in the market for a front-end starter. K.C. has already signed Ervin Santana and brought back Jeremy Guthrie but are looking for someone to slot into that number one slot in the rotation. Their search for an ace, according to Jon Heyman of CBS, has apparently led them to call on the Tampa Bay Rays...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Maybe the stars will be aligned just right for the Kansas City Royals this season.
At least that's how Royals Hall of Famer Mark Gubicza sees it, after learning that the winning numbers from Wednesday's 587.5 million Powerball jackpot happened to also represent the numbers of five Royals Hall of Famers, as well as one of the most popular Royals of all time...
Both Ryan Dempster and Scott Feldman battled injuries in 2012, but that has not deterred the Kansas City Royals one bit. The Royals were previously interested in signing Dempster, but now they have apparently turned their focus to Feldman. Neither pitcher suffered severe injury in 2012, but they both missed time.
Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star says the Royals, who have...
The Kansas City Royals were on the tip of everyone’s tongues earlier this week when rumors of a trade with the Red Sox surfaced. They may not end up landing Jon Lester, but the fates could be on the Royals side after Wednesday’s Powerball drawing. The $587.5 million jackpot was finally won this week with the winning numbers — 5, 23, 16, 22, 29 and the powerball, 6 — lining...